Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

15 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Collection of gold award winning 5 star rated holiday cottages offering peace and tranquility amongst the farmlands of Leicestershire just outside Appleby Magna.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £330 to £1315 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 15
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 February 2016 to 14 March 2016; from 18 March 2016 to 25 March 2016; from 28 March 2016 to 22 April 2016;

phone 01827 880448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cottages in Cornwall with hot tub, Bude, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Recently nominated by Mumsnet as one of the Best UK & Ireland Holiday Destinations, choose from 3 lovely holiday cottages with hot tubs and enjoy a relaxing West Country holiday.

Special features: tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £450 to £1900 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01288 361 494 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 26 February 2016 to 29 February 2016;
Late availability: from 11 March 2016 to 14 March 2016;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elm Tree & Granary Cottages, Minsmere Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, East Anglia.

These two comfortable holiday cottages are nestled in a scenic Suffolk valley amongst woodlands and pastures close to Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 833447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Great Oak Park, Guildford, Surrey, England

8 bedroom Mansion, Home Counties.

Beautiful country house with tranquil lawned gardens, hot tub, tennis court, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and own dance studio, with pretty much everything you could ever wish for in a country holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Close to house with fencing), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07941326120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, Northumberland National Park.

A fantastic collection of high quality Northumbrian cottages for those looking to stay somewhere special, boasting uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills and in a great location for visiting both Northumberland's National Park and the stunning Northumbrian coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £245 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0191 2811900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stretton Lakes, Oakham, Rutland, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

A collection of high quality award winning log cabins each with its own private hot tub, nestled next to fishing lakes in extensive gardens and grounds, guests can fish for free during their stay.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £355 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 06 February 2016 to 29 February 2016;

phone 01780410507 emailClick here to email owner more info >

New Hall Farmhouse , Wolsingham, Durham, England

11 bedroom Farmstay, North England.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with ample rustic charm with features such as wooden beams, stone walls and high ceilings in some rooms along with a large enclosed private garden, located on a farm close to Hamsterley Forest and conveniently located for discovering the Pennine Hills on days out.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £495 to £2800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 October 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 21 November 2016 to 14 December 2016;

phone 01388 527247 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cornflower Cottage, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

A beautiful luxurious barn conversion with private swimming pool and a setting close to the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills as well as Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The heated indoor pool is shared with the guests of our other cottages), outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £445 to £975.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 19 February 2016 to 01 April 2016; from 08 April 2016 to 18 April 2016; from 25 April 2016 to 27 May 2016;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Routster Farm Cottage, Settle, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Yorkshire Dales.

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £344 to £644 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 19 March 2016 to 26 March 2016; from 23 April 2016 to 30 April 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 25 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Idyllic, gold award winning, 5 star rated barn conversion with lawned gardens and relaxing hot tub, situated within a valley in Exmoor National Park, close to the Brendon Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (garden), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5star with gold award)

phone 01984 640920 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Dairy Country Cottage, Coverack, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, West Country.

Light, bright and airy accommodation ideal for just 2 or up to 4 people, with a lovely garden and a location near to the pretty fishing village of Coverack, this could be an ideal base for a romantic break along the stunning and picturesque Lizard Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £660 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 18 February 2016 to 20 February 2016; from 19 March 2016 to 02 April 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wheelhouse Barn, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Near to the North York Moors National Park.

You can truly relax at this family-friendly holiday barn near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray, on days out discover some of the best of Yorkshire with the North York Moors National Park, Harrogate and York within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £356 to £1016 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 February 2016 to 11 March 2016; from 14 March 2016 to 25 March 2016; from 15 April 2016 to 22 April 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Burnhope Holiday Lodge, Wearhead, Durham, England

9 bedroom Large Holiday House, Yorkshire Dales.

Impressive large country house in County Durham with 9 bedrooms, an elegant interior including a games room with a full size snooker table, inspiring countryside views over the nearby hills and moorlands along with a fantastic setting on a hillside, this pet-friendly holiday home sleeps up to 18 and is ideal for large groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2308 to £5370 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 29 February 2016 to 05 March 2016; from 12 March 2016 to 25 March 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Langdale Lodge 15, Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Lodge, The Lake District National Park.

Escape for a relaxing self-catering holiday to this homely 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, complete with a private outdoor hot tub along with access to shared facilities at the leisure club on site which include a swimming pool, sauna and gym, whether holidaying with family or friends, this holiday lodge is a great place to stay with an excellent location close to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £455 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 March 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 14 March 2016 to 25 March 2016; from 08 April 2016 to 15 April 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Deluxe Dream Lodge - Woodlands Park, Westfield, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South Coast.

Picture-perfect holiday lodges with luxurious interiors on a Sussex holiday park, choose from a holiday lodge with a sauna, a hot tub or rooftop terrace for a truly relaxing break and enjoy a country location within easy reach of the East Sussex coast.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £563 to £1104 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Champernhayes, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, South Coast.

Set on a hillside, this is a collection of seven holiday cottages which were originally farm buildings and now offer five star self-catering accommodation along with a shared jacuzzi, swim/spa and easy access to the Jurassic coastline nearby.

Special features: pool (On site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £297 to £2565 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star ETC)

phone 01297 560 853 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cocketts, Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Country House, Heart of Suffolk.

Escape to the country in style with a stay at Cocketts in the heart of tranquil and beautiful Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £540 to £1140 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 12 February 2016 to 15 February 2016;

phone 01449 766498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

York Cottage, Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Fantastic 3 bedroom holiday cottage with beautiful interior and lovely location close to the seaside in the fishing village of Runswick Bay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01609 760 487 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Pottery, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Originally a pottery, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage is family-friendly and situated just on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £260 to £330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 23 April 2016; from 21 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 11 June 2016;

phone 01507 525810 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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